“we have seen that a man’s mental faculties improve and his intellect develops, so that his social customs change. he will continue as normal what his grandparents would have considered heresy, and which would have been completely unacceptable a century earlier. that this is so must be accepted as a corollary of evolution…for there can be no growth without change.” -yoga,...
lovely video on illustration, nytimes
Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved...– Maurice Sendak (via bobulate)
I wake at three or four – soft moonshine from the west – and half-rising in bed exclaim, “Valor, Love, Compassion, Splendor, Kindness, Wisdom, Beauty, Vigor!” The words seem to have the colors of the earth and as I recite them I feel my hopefulness mount until I am contented and at peace with the night. — John Cheever, journal excerpt, 1962
from Nabokov’s lectures, 1951. amazing. So here we have three different worlds—three men, ordinary men who have different realities—and, of course, we could bring in a number of other beings: a blind man with a dog, a hunter with a dog, a dog with his man, a painter cruising in quest of a sunset, a girl out of gas—In every case it would be a world completely different from the rest since...
…the classics of any genre are classic in the first place precisely because they have always been, and will always be, deeply relevant to, and incomparably illuminating of, human experience. d. mendelsohn
“critics are above all, people who are in love with beautiful things, and who worry that those things will get broken.” - d. mendelsohn
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“it’s the difference between closed and open…it’s light…” via jamesnord
Be happy for water and trees and music and laughter. There is so much to do.